From yarnbombing to bucking broncos - Norwich gets in the Red Nose Day spirit

Staff and models accessorise for Red Nose Day at Norwich Fashion Week.

Staff and models accessorise for Red Nose Day at Norwich Fashion Week. - Credit: Archant

It's finally here – and we want to know what you are doing this Red Nose Day.

The yarnbombed tree by the City Hall clock tower covered in pom poms for Comic Relief Red Nose Day.

The yarnbombed tree by the City Hall clock tower covered in pom poms for Comic Relief Red Nose Day. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: Archant 2013

Fundraising activity started early this morning, when cyclist Stuart Pinnock set off on a 17-hour sponsored ride outside the shop where works.

The 35-year-old's dawn to dusk challenge followed the opening hours of the One Stop Shop on Constitution Hill, beginning at 6am and continuing until 11pm.

Staff at Sainsbury's at Longwater have been showing their usual support for Red Nose Day, hosting a bucking bronco for customers, a Malteser chopstick challenge and encouraging staff to dress up, with one of the managers leading the way in a furry red costume.

Store manager Mike Green said: 'It's something we always look forward to because the company supports it, and that gives us licence to have a bit of fun with it too. The bucking bronco this is year is a bit out of the box for us.'


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In Norwich, yarnbombers targeted trees around City Hall and adorned them with some furry red fruit overnight.

A cryptic note attached to one tree suggested a group known as the Pom Pom Bombers were responsible, and included the message: 'We've thought about Comic Relief – have you?'

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At Norwich Fashion Week, models surprised guests at the Vanilla catwalk show by donning red noses for their finale.

From sponsored stand-up to marathon football matches, head-shaving to bake sales, you have already shown your determination and creativity to raise money for those less fortunate.

You can send us your full reports and pictures by emailing mark.shields@archant.co.uk or commenting below this story.

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